Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has been my all-time favorite book since third grade, the first time I really read it, and the same year I was in my very first play ever - also Alice in Wonderland. (I was the Cheshire Cat). I'm a little obsessed, I admit. I have always loved Alice and was disappointed in what Tim Burton did with it (I just saw it yesterday), but I kind of expected to be. Anyway, I'm very interested in reading this historical fiction novel that deals with Alice Liddell and how the book and the man (Charles Dodgson) changed her life, how it became her (like it or not) identity... I've read some great reviews by some of you and am so looking forward to this one!
So, yeah... I'm sitting here at the table in B&N and I just saw one of my first graders but didn't say hello (don't judge me, it's the weekend). I had to add Splenda to my coffee and I spilled it on my lap, which won me the one napkin that HH found at the coffee station. Speaking of the coffee station, someone up there at the counter just ordered a "molten turtle bundt". What!?!?! Does that sound outrageous or what? I am so ordering that next time. The people at the table behind me just stole someone else's chair when she got up to go find a book. That girl is gonna be pissed.
(At this point, we realized that my mom had called my cell and left a message saying that she had already left her house with my kids and was on her way to my house, so stream of consciousness bookstore chatter ended abruptly and the ravenous bookies circling the tables came in for the kill when we got up. It was altogether a lovely, delicious, happy, read-y, time-with-hubby, fun bookstore visit. But I spent half the time people watching and trying not to listen to the conversations of the people at the tables around us. So you see why I can't do any real writing at the bookstore!)